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Metrocard top-ups at city libraries

July 29, 2011 by


Now you can purchase and top up Metrocards at Hornby Library, with this initiative to be rolled out to other city library’s in coming weeks. My question is, why has this taken so long, and why just libraries? Although Wellington’s Snapper card is not an integrated smart card (it is largely an operator specific smart […]

Online Metrocard topups here

April 18, 2011 by


Well, it was originally scheduled for July 2010, but Metro has finally announced via facebook that online topups will be available from Monday 18th. Better late than never, it will also give a list of previous transactions. I’m particularly pleased about this, I never use cash any more, and it will be great to have […]

ECan to charge for Metrocards

February 10, 2011 by


ECan decided this morning to begin charging for new Metrocards from April 4th. Previously, a Metrocard was free, but replacement cards cost $10. ECan justifies the changes in a couple of ways: People would register a new card rather than replace and pay a fee Large numbers of Metrocards registered to uncontactable customers Users don’t […]

What will 2011 bring?

January 8, 2011 by


Over the holidays I thought about writing a ‘year in review’ type post. 2010 was certainly a year of some note, particularly with the local elections, earthquake, and the bus debacle that resulted in CBS being sold to Hamilton based Go Bus and threats from ECan to terminate recently awarded contracts. With the local elections, we saw […]

Metro confirm bus and ferry fare increases from 2 August

July 19, 2010 by


Metro have confirmed fare increases will be effective from Monday 2 August. The increases are in line with what was discussed some weeks ago, but for convenience here they are again: Christchurch bus fares from Monday 2 August 2010   Cash Metrocard Metrocard Weekly Zone Adult Under-18 Adult Under-18 Adult Under-18 1 $3.20 $1.60 $2.30 […]

New ticket operating system: An observation

July 9, 2010 by


Yesterday I boarded a bus (#8) in the CBD, bound for Merivale, and got a bit of a surprise when I went to tag on with my metrocard. Instead of the usual set-up there was the new ticket operating system. I’m aware that these have been installed on some Leopard buses already, but this was my first experience […]

Metrocard (Online Top-Ups)

May 24, 2010 by


The Metro info website today claims online top-ups will be possible from July. I know that the new operating system for the Metrocard is currently being trialled so there should be some interesting things happening over the next few months. In addition to online top-ups I’m really hoping dairy’s and such will be able to act as Metrocard […]